Dying Light 2, Techland talks: 4K and Ray Tracing on next-gen, but focus on PS4 and Xbox One

Dying Light 2, Techland talks: 4K and Ray Tracing on next-gen, but focus on PS4 and Xbox One

Dying Light 2, Techland talks

After the recent confirmation by the development team regarding the release of Dying Light 2 in 2021, a rich interview granted by Techland reveals many interesting details about the project.

In particular, in talking with the editors of Wccftech, the Polish software house expressed its appreciation for the potential of the new generation consoles. Impressed by the performance of the PS5 and Xbox Series X on the GPU and CPU front, Techland believes it will take some time before we can make the most of its features. To begin with, however, in its next-gen version Dying Light 2 will offer three modes of use on the hardware: Quality, which will offer Ray Tracing, Performance, which will offer a frame rate higher than 60 fps, and 4K.

Despite the precautions adopted for the new Sony and Microsoft hardware, Techland's priority remains PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On the subject, Tomasz Szalkowski, Renderin Director of Techland, was very clear: "The 'main' consoles have long been our priority. We are making every effort to ensure that the quality of the game on PS4 and Xbox One is at its best. high level. It has started testing on the older generation of consoles much earlier than with other projects. A choice due to the extension of the changes that have affected the engine and the ambition to create an even larger and more complex game of what was done with the first Dying Light ".

The latest updates on the title have seen a short sequence of Dying Light 2 gameplay released.

Dying Light 2 release date is 2021 vows Techland in new update

Dying Light 2 – not dead yet (pic: Techland)

Despite a series of setbacks developer Techland are now assuring fans that Dying Light 2 will be out this year after all.

Things had got so bad with the lack of info on Dying Light 2, and stories of troubled development and departing staff, that some fans had begun to fear the whole game would be cancelled, or at least seriously delayed, but apparently the situation is rosier than initially feared.

The pessimism was understandable given Techland hasn’t had an update on the game in basically a year, but now they’ve broken their silence and while they’ve insisted the game is not in development hell they do admit they announced it too early.



The much anticipated new video update was short on any real details though, so it wasn’t quite the hype reboot that many were hoping for.

Even though the video is less than three minutes long most of it is filler, with Techland spending most of their time reading out emails from angry fans.

‘This is a huge and complex project and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision,’ say the devs. ‘All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months.’

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There’s barely 15 second of new gameplay footage and the whole thing is basically a waste of time until they drop the bombshell that Dying Light 2 will be released this year.

Presumably not until much later in the year, given how little has been seen of it lately, but Techland are now promising they’ll be ready to talk about it in detail, ‘very, very soon’.

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